Maintenance facility location and capacity planning in collaboration with NedTrain

Maintenance facility location and capacity planning in collaboration with NedTrain

By: processindustrylab

December 10, 2013

The maintenance of trains consists of preventive and corrective maintenance. Preventive maintenance actions are executed at planned visits of trains to maintenance locations, and consist of usage-based and inspection-based maintenance actions. A corrective maintenance action may take place in the field or via a short extra visit of a train to a maintenance location. In this project, we study how many maintenance locations one should have in a railway network, where the locations should be positioned, and what level of specialization is desired per location, such that one obtains a high availability of the trains against low overall costs.